Thoughts from Theo: Repetition and Serenity

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Playing with Theo is an exercise in patience. Or, nearly everything is an exercise in patience. When it comes to playing, though, the “games” that Theo wants to play, there is a lot of doing the same action over and over. He finds joy in running his trains across the same three foot stretch of […]

Thoughts from Theo: Is Your Food Sneaky Cheeky?

Two cats playing with a pink balloon, demonstrating the importance of play. Courtesy of gratisography.

Last night after dinner, Theo and I started a silly word game. I don’t remember if I asked him about his food or if he took the initiative himself, but he soon began describing what he ate with made up words: sneedy food, doodie food, poodoo food. I countered with mostly real words in silly […]

Thoughts from Theo: Let’s Bring in the Sky

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¬†The other day Theo and I were heading inside after a nice time playing in the backyard. We were¬†gathering all the toys that we didn’t want to leave in the elements (stuffed animals, wooden cars, etc.), and I asked him, “What else should we bring inside?” His response: “The sky.” The kid has some pretty […]